This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about cancer pain. People with cancer don't always have pain. However, some people may have pain - this can be caused by the cancer, its treatment, or other conditions unrelated to the cancer.
We cannot give advice about the best pain relief for you. You need to discuss this with your health professionals. However, we hope this booklet will help you understand what pain is and the different treatments used to manage it.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover - just read the parts that are useful to you. Some medical terms that may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary. You may also like to pass this booklet to family and friends for their information.